Interesting read. Honestly, I think the trade was a mistake - or at the very least, very badly mishandled. I don't think we should've re-signed Rip when we did, because it ended up looking pretty bad. Also, Ben Wallace left on his own. He made his own choice, so he shouldn't really gripe about how things ended. Chauncey is a much better captain than Rip could ever hope to be. Rip set a pretty bad example this year, whining and pouting, and just never being a leader like a captain is supposed to be. If anyone should've been traded it should've been Rip; but because of that extension and his attitude this past season his trade value is shot.